Fall Technology Dual Delivery Updates
This site is dedicated to keeping everyone updated on the technology and the rooms that are being outfitted with technology for the dual delivery teaching in Fall 2020.
The dual teaching classrooms use the following equipment (pictures available here):
- Webcam/camera – there are a number of different types of cameras, but the committee was able to settle on two types
- A large camera that will be mounted near the back of the room that captures the front and can zoom in on the whiteboard as well as the instructor. This camera will be used in medium to large size classrooms.
- A web camera that will be mounted at or near the podium to pick up the faculty teaching or the students in class will be used in smaller discussion type rooms.
- Microphones in the classroom to pick up the students speaking in class
- In most classrooms, microphones will be mounted in the ceiling to pick up the students in class as well as the faculty speaking. Faculty not having to share a lavalier microphone was very important to faculty.
- A large monitor on a rolling cart so that the instructor and/or students can see and interact with remote students. The faculty member will be able to adjust the monitor as they wish.
The first set of rooms has been identified for Phase 1. These are some of the larger classrooms that will be utilized for fall. These classrooms are currently being upgraded. Learning Environments is working with the Office of the Registrar (OTR) in collaboration with the Academic Restart Committee (ARC) on which additional classrooms will be used for fall. Each room being used will be assessed on which type of camera, monitor, and microphones will be in the room as each classroom configuration may differ based on size and existing set up. We welcome faculty feedback; let us know if you want to test the set up. We will keep a list of rooms being upgraded with status in this wiki. Additional spaces on campus are being assessed for their usage for classrooms. We will update this site as those spaces are identified.
If you would like to test the equipment, please email email@example.com to schedule a time to test.
Teaching and Scholarly Learning
Teaching and Scholarly Learning has expertise in Canvas LMS administration, classroom software, course design, support, and accessibility. Our services include researching and vetting online tools, training, educational systems development, Canvas support, and course delivery. We deliver workshops on a variety of topics and tools.
Training (including workshops, one-on-one sign ups, and recorded training) for Canvas, and other educational technology tools, can be found on Canvas Training Calendar. These workshops include:
Introduction to Canvas
Assignments and Quizzes
Media (Kaltura and Zoom)
For more information or resources you can contact us directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 713-348-4989 (select option 2). For ideas about, and help with, the most common technological tools for teaching at Rice, please visit our 2020 Course Delivery Training site.